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"Those systems are beyond the Outer Rim, in Wild Space. Not on any map."
Kanan Jarrus[7]

Wild Space was a region of the galaxy that contained uncharted planets and star clusters. It was located "off the edge of the map" and almost fully unmapped throughout galactic history. In contrast, the Unknown Regions were mapped but largely unexplored.

The mysterious realm of Mortis was located in Wild Space, as were the planets Mulita, Teth, Indoumodo, Kalee, Thune, Pion, Agaris, Lysatra, and Lira San, the original homeworld of the Lasat species.

Description[]

Wild Space was a large region of unmapped star clusters[23] containing dangerous worlds.[6] The humans of the Core Worlds often expressed prejudice against sentient beings from Wild Space, even against fellow humans. For example, Commandant Deenlark of the Royal Imperial Academy on Coruscant discriminated against Eli Vanto of Lysatra, whom he termed a "backwater yokel" from Wild Space.[17] While the Unknown Regions were mapped, it was mostly unexplored.[24] [24]

History[]

Early history[]

Teth Bomarr Monastery

The B'omarr Monastery on Teth.

The Lasat homeworld of Lira San was known to be located in Wild Space. It was separated from the rest of the galaxy by an imploded star cluster. The Lasat of Lira San colonized the planet Lasan at some point before the Imperial Era. Eventually, contact between Lira San and Lasan was lost. Those Lasat living on Lasan came to believe that Lira San was a fabled Lasat sanctuary.[7] Ziro the Hutt had his father buried on the jungle world of Teth. Ziro also hid the Hutt Council's records with him.[25]

Clone Wars[]

"Teth? That's Wild Space. The droid army isn't even in that sector."
―Anakin Skywalker — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

With the outbreak of the Clone Wars, a conflict that pitted the Galactic Republic against the Confederacy of Independent Systems, exploration of Wild Space slowed considerably.[11] In 22 BBY,[26] Teth hosted a B'omarr Order Monastery, which the Separatist assassin Asajj Ventress used to hide Rotta, the kidnapped son of Jabba Desilijic Tiure. Several of Jabba's bounty hunters and a pair of ARF troopers tracked Ventress to the Monastery. The clones reported this to Jedi General Mace Windu, but the bounty hunters were beheaded. As a result, the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his new Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, were sent to Teth along with the clone troopers of the 501st's Torrent Company immediately after their victory on Christophsis in order to rescue Rotta.[1] Around a year later,[27] Ziro, Jabba's uncle, was killed there by his estranged former lover Sy Snootles, who retrieved Ziro's stolen Hutt Council records before he could sell it to the Republic.[25]

Wild Space was also known to be the location of an enigmatic planet called Mortis, which was home to a family of Force wielders known as the Father, the Daughter, and the Son. These three figures embodied the balance in the Force, the light side, and the dark side of the Force respectively. The Force wielders tried to convince Skywalker to fulfill his prophesied role as the Chosen One.[5] However, their plans were upended when the Son was corrupted by the dark side; setting in motion a chain of events which led to the deaths of the three Force wielders. Their realm existed outside of the realm of normal time and space.[28]

Imperial Era[]

The Ghost approaches the star cluster

The Ghost approaching a collapsed star cluster

During the reign of the Galactic Empire, travelers again traversed Wild Space. The new government's Survey Corps even took an interest in the farthest reaches of uncharted space. Demand for maps of Wild Space increased as a consequence, allowing cartographers to make a decent living by producing and selling them. Auric and Rhyssa Graf, a couple of married interplanetary explorers, spent fifteen years making maps of Wild Space until their capture by Captain Visler Korda of the Imperial Navy.[11]

Despite the increased interest in Wild Space, those who resided from it were not as well respected by some during this period. Eli Vanto and his mother and father came from Wild Space, and Vanto in particular was not well respected for some time, despite his service to the Empire.[17]

In 3 BBY,[29] the Lasat rebel Garazeb Orrelios, the Spectres rebel cell, and the Lasat refugees Chava the Wise and Gron took part in a search for the legendary Lasat sanctuary of Lira San. Lira San lay in Wild Space, and could only be reached by navigating through a collapsed star cluster. After being pursued by Imperial forces and a difficult trial, Orrelios managed to used his bo-rifle to guide the rebel starship Ghost through the maelstrom. Chava and Gron settled on Lira San, which they discovered to be the original Lasat homeworld.[7]

Later, Orrelios and the Mandalorian rebel Sabine Wren undertook a mission to Thune City on the Wild Space world of Thune to recover cargo containers and ships on behalf of the rebellion. During their mission, the two came into conflict with the criminal Garbis family.[30]

Era of the New Republic and First Order[]

Following the Battle of Endor, the pirate crew of Eleodie Maracavanya seized control of the Super Star Destroyer Annihilator. With an Imperial Navy warship under their control, Maracavanya came to be known as the "pirate ruler of Wild Space."[31] In 5 ABY,[32] Maracavanya planned to take advantage of the chaos in the wider galaxy by establishing a criminal empire in Wild Space built around individualism and greed.[31]

While searching for Chewbacca, who had been captured by the Empire, Han Solo came under attack and lost contact with his wife Princess Leia Organa on the edge of Wild Space. Later, the New Republic pilots Norra Wexley and Wedge Antilles traveled to the last known coordinates of Han Solo. They were attacked by Commander Valent's Star Destroyer Scythe, but were rescued by New Republic ships led by Commodore Kyrsta Agate, who had received intelligence about Valent from the mysterious Imperial source known as the Operator.[31]

After the end of the Galactic Civil War, Garazeb Orrelios took the former ISB agent turned Rebel spy Alexsandr Kallus aboard an EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate to Lira San, where Kallus was welcomed as one of them.[33]

During the First Order-Resistance War, General Leia Organa of the Resistance dispatched two of her agents, Finn and Poe Dameron, to the frontier of Wild Space on a supply mission. The two became involved in a daring train heist.[34]

Behind the scenes[]

Wild Space appeared in several Legends literature and media including Star Wars: The Old Republic, Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison, and The Essential Atlas. The region made its first Canonical appearance through the planet Teth in the 2008 animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars.[1]

Pablo Hidalgo explained in Rebels Recon that Wild Space lay "outside" the known map of the galaxy (in other words, 'off the edge of the map'). By contrast, the borders of the Unknown Regions were known and defined on the galactic map but the region remained unexplored.[24]This differs from Legends, where Wild Space is on the edge of the known galaxy while everything beyond the known galaxy is part of the Unknown Regions.[35]

Appearances[]

Sources[]

Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
  2. AltayaCite "The Separatists" — Star Wars Encyclopedia
  3. Aftermath: Empire's End
  4. Ultimate Star Wars
  5. 5.0 5.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Overlords"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "Legends of the Lasat"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Adventures in Wild Space: The Cold
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
  10. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Adventures in Wild Space: The Escape
  12. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
  13. Star Wars (2015) 68
  14. Hyperspace Stories 3
  15. Adventures in Wild Space: The Steal
  16. 16.0 16.1 Lando's Luck
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Thrawn
  18. Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade
  19. IDWStarWarsAdventuresLogoSmaller "Hide and Seek" — Star Wars Adventures (2017) 20
  20. 20.0 20.1 Adventures in Wild Space: The Snare
  21. Age of Resistance - Kylo Ren 1
  22. 22.0 22.1 Star Wars: Smuggler's Guide
  23. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 SWYTlogo Rebels Recon #2.14: Inside "The Call" | Star Wars Rebels on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)  (Posted on StarWars.com)
  25. 25.0 25.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Hunt for Ziro"
  26. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of the Battle of Christophsis and the early events of the Battle of Ryloth to 22 BBY. As the film this event takes place within takes place between the events of the pieces of media the other events are attached to according to StarWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link), this event must also take place in 22 BBY.
  27. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of "ARC Troopers" to 21 BBY and the events of "Nightsisters" to 20 BBY. As the episode "Hunt for Ziro" takes place between the two episodes according to StarWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link), Ziro Desilijic Tiure's death must take place between those two years.
  28. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Ghosts of Mortis"
  29. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded states that Leia Organa was 16 years old during her mission on Lothal. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas establishes that Organa was born in 19 BBY, the mission must take place in 3 BBY. Dawn of Rebellion dates the attack on Phoenix Squadron to three years before the Battle of Yavin, or 3 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas' dating system. As this rediscovery takes place between these two events, it must also take place in 3 BBY.
  30. SWRM "The Thune Cargo" — Star Wars Rebels Magazine 22
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Aftermath: Life Debt
  32. Star Wars: Timelines dates the events of Aftermath: Life Debt to 5 ABY.
  33. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "Family Reunion – and Farewell"
  34. PreviewsWorldLogo STAR WARS HYPERSPACE STORIES #3 (OF 12) CVR A HUANG on the official Previews World website (backup link)
  35. The Essential Atlas
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